Monday, July 7, 2014

Halamang Gamot / Herbal Medicine - Pansit-pansitan (Peperomia pellucida Linn.)

Tagalog: Pansit-pansitan, Ulasimang bato, Ulasiman bato

An annual herb, shallow rooted, may reach 40 cm high, with succulent stems. Leaves are alternate, heart-shaped and turgid, as transparent and smooth as candle wax. Tiny dotlike flowers scattered along solitary and leaf-opposed stalk (spike); naked; maturing gradually from the base to the tip; turning brown when ripe. Propagation by seeds. Numerous tiny seeds drop off when mature and grow easily in clumps and groups in damp areas.